• Biostatistician

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Public Health
    SPH: Biostatistics
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Develops and analyzes a variety of research data using statistical methods. Assists researchers in developing appropriate study protocols and computer analyses. Manages computer systems, writes programs, and trains others in the use of systems. Provides statistical expertise in the areas of study design and data analysis to investigators/researchers interested in conducting clinical or experimental studies. Works effectively within a group setting in areas of design of data collection instruments, study design, database management, statistical programming, analysis of data, statistical graphics, and writing of reports which include explanations of methods used and interpretation of results obtained. Consults with investigators to determine questions of interest and data needed to address those questions. Determines and carries out appropriate statistical analyses. Interprets and presents data descriptions and analysis results including the explanation of statistical techniques used, the assumptions made and the generalization of results. Documents methods and results through preparation of interdepartmental memoranda and reports. Performs related responsibilities as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related field and two years related experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 10/8/10 JB

    Additional Details

    The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University invites applications for one Biostatistician.

    Specific responsibilities are given below:

    • Clean and compile, document, and maintain central data repositories with data dictionaries and meta-data.
    • Support efforts to ensure that data standards are developed. Ensure that uses of data through reports and queries are accurate.
    • Work with onsite or field-based counterparts to coordinate consistent implementation of data quality control measures, provision of access to the central data repositories, and creation of custom analytic datasets
    • Support submissions of data use agreements to research partners and protocols to Institutional Review Boards.
    • Plan, coordinate, and carry out statistical analyses of research projects.
    • Provide explanations of analysis methods, assumptions made, and assists in interpretation of results and implications therein.
    • Co-author research papers and manuscripts for publication and collaborate in the development of posters and data presentations at conferences and workshops.

    Preferred qualifications:

      • Excellent working knowledge of SAS and some other programming languages such as R, STATA, ArcGIS, or MySQL.
      • Demonstrated ability in organization, documentation, and maintenance of large research project datasets
      • Experience working with large administrative databases (e.g. medical billing records and vital records) and linking these data to environmental exposures and population data (e.g. Census, American Community Survey).
      • Familiar with epidemiology and biostatistics methods, especially experience with advanced regression modeling.
      • Experience contributing data analysis to manuscripts and reports to funding agencies.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in an interdisciplinary setting.

    Review of applications will begin on July 15th and is open until the position is filled. Inquiries and questions should be addressed to Dr. Howard Chang (hhchang@emory.edu).


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